Monday, August 13, 2012


I talked about the One-A-Week project here.

I think it's an amazingly simple idea where each week I throw one item into my shopping trolley and put it aside in a box under the spare bed. I plan on giving it all to the local St Vincent De Paul in December. Most items are of a value of about $1-2 so it really isn't noticeable on my wallet. Often it's something that's on special so I'm not even having to pay the normal full price.

Now that I have passed the halfway point in the calendar year I thought I might show you how the box is filling. Have any of you heard about this charity idea? It really is never too late to start. If you threw something extra into this weeks shop and carried on you would have about 20 items by Christmas week. Just think how much that might mean to a family doing it hard in your local area.

7 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Great idea, Gina. You're right a couple of dollars a week to me will mean the world to another family come Christmas time.

  2. That's a great idea. I remember reading your earlier post now, but I'd forgotten about it. I'll have to remember for the next weekly shop.

  3. What a great idea!
    I will definitely add a "one a week" item to my grocery list!

  4. Hello Gina, this is a brilliant idea .. We do something similar at our church but only just before christmas .. Great idea to start really early ..Of course we can all do it :-)

  5. we do operation christmas child shoeboxes every year

  6. That is so smart, Gina!

  7. such a good idea!